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Aspirational Anatomica

I first encountered Japanese brand Anatomica via a Paris shop that carried canvas deck shoes (Sperry repros) and modified last Aldens. Recently, I started following the Anatomica Instagram feed which provides a better optic on their Tokyo store offerings (from brogues to berets). I’m primary smitten by their spare, unisex, sanded down military styles (lots of olives, beiges, flight jackets, khakis, anoraks) modeled by both …

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For the record – Farmerette uniforms of WWI

Browsing the Library of Congress Flickr photostream, I stumbled upon these amazing images of female Farmerettes, first participants in the Women’s Land Army of America. Further research revealed that from 1917-1919 these women supported the war effort by filling the agricultural labor gap at home. According to this fascinating article in the Smithsonian: “Most of these …

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Archival x Tradlands Giveaway

We’re partnering with our friends at Tradlands on an American-made giveaway package valued at $600.  Winner will receive an Archival Shoulder Tote, a Purl Scarf from Appalatch, a Hemp & Fleece Raglan from Gamine Co. and a Button-Up Shirt from Tradlands.  To win, visit the Tradlands Giveaway page here.

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Archival Camp Ensemble

Here’s my idea of the perfect summer camp ensemble. All the items are made for women but could easily be sourced in a gent’s version: Clockwise from top: Eastland Yarmouth Camp Moc, Tradlands Vacationland Shirt, Tourjours Linen Chambray Shorts, Freeman Rain Jacket. Add a few Archival accessories for the perfect camp kit  –  Cotton Bucket …

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Archival Round Up – Rugged Ladies

Here’s a quick round up of some of my favorite photographs featuring women in classic, heritage garb.  I always turn to these images as consolation when I’m on the hunt for a new outfit.  While the vintage snaps are filled with ladies sporting khaki trousers, neck ties, plaid shirts and sporty blazers, the same items …

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